Non Hazardous Waste: EPA defines solid waste as any garbage or refuse, sludge from a wastewater treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control
facility and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations,
and from community activities. Nearly everything we do leaves behind some kind of waste.
Special Waste: Any solid, liquid, semi-solid or gaseous material and associated containers generated as a direct or indirect result of an industrial process or from the disposal of contaminants(s) from the air, water or land. Special waste is from a non-residential source and includes, but is not limited to any of the following: industrial process waste; pollution control waste; incinerator residues; sludges; contaminated soil, residue, debris and articles from the cleanup of a spill or release of materials, regulated asbestos-containing material